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melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting NatashaHarper:" I gave her some colic drops earlier and they haven't helped (obviously they need time to work) but if ... [snip!] ... work) but if it is colic i don't think that they are going to help! I will do more research on how to soothe a colicky baby :D"


I would have tried gas drops first, but that's okay. If nothing helps, take LO to the pedi as soon as you can. A lot of the time people think their babies have colic, when they actually have food allergies (possibly lactose, or acid reflux) and those are both treatable. Whereas colic treatment is still very unknown. good luck, hope she gets feeling better.

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Try to relax (as much as that's possible), because babies can sense when you're stressed out! Reduce stimulation, maybe swaddle her or try skin-to-skin. "


Yeah i'm trying to relax, just worried about her so i'm obviously going to be a bit anxious. She's just looking at us at the moment and the tv is on... is that too much stimulation or not?

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting melindapple:" I would have tried gas drops first, but that's okay. If nothing helps, take LO to the pedi as soon as ... [snip!] ... reflux) and those are both treatable. Whereas colic treatment is still very unknown. good luck, hope she gets feeling better."


We didn't have any gas drops so i guess we just kinda jumped to the conclusion of colic (i know, silly thing to do!) Do they sell gas drops on the shelf or is it over the counter because I could go down to the shop now and get some... If we only manage to get the drops tomorrow and she is still bad after them i will take her straight to her pedi. Thanks!

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting NatashaHarper:" Yeah i'm trying to relax, just worried about her so i'm obviously going to be a bit anxious. She's just looking at us at the moment and the tv is on... is that too much stimulation or not?"

Not if she's content. But if she gets fussy I would try turning the lights down and walking around with her, shushing and bouncing/swaying her.

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Not if she's content. But if she gets fussy I would try turning the lights down and walking around with her, shushing and bouncing/swaying her. "


Okay, she always settles when we walk around bounce her and talk/shush at her but it's not working this time. I guess i'm just getting frustrated because I have exhausted all options haha!

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
17th Jan '13

The ones I use are in a white box with a baby on it, I can never remember what it's called though.. Works great, the hospital gave them to me when she was born because she had such bad gas she would just scream for hours and we couldn't calm her down.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting NatashaHarper:" Okay, she always settles when we walk around bounce her and talk/shush at her but it's not working this time. I guess i'm just getting frustrated because I have exhausted all options haha!"

I completely understand! It's frustrating...you just wish they could tell you what's wrong so you can fix it. DS had reflux and he would scream when we put him flat on his back.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
17th Jan '13

And you can buy it at Walmart or Walgreens

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Lizplustwo:" I completely understand! It's frustrating...you just wish they could tell you what's wrong so you can fix it. DS had reflux and he would scream when we put him flat on his back."


Yeah... It's not just that I want the noise to stop, i want it to stop for her sake! I feel so terrible that she is hurting/upset and i have no clue what's wrong with her and i can't help :( awww poor little man! I don't think DD has that because she's ok on her back :D

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting ~mama~:" And you can buy it at Walmart or Walgreens "


I live in the UK so we don't have walmart here, but I guess they will be in the superstores here too if they are over there!

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
17th Jan '13

Oh. Yeah they should be at any store that has a pharmacy :) You could even ask the pharmacist what they would recommend for a gassy baby

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting ~mama~:" Oh. Yeah they should be at any store that has a pharmacy :) You could even ask the pharmacist what they would recommend for a gassy baby "


This was my problem though, I have a 24 hour superstore right down the road but the pharmacists aren't there at night time, so is it on the shelves or do I have to get them to get it?

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13

WOOHOO! Someone just did BIG farts and seems to be better :D



Such a relief, she looks so much happier! :D

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
17th Jan '13

Here it is on the shelves, and this is what I use, don't know if it's any better or worse than any other kind since this is the only kind I have ever used but for my daughter they are perfect :)



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NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting ~mama~:" Here it is on the shelves, and this is what I use, don't know if it's any better or worse than any other kind since this is the only kind I have ever used but for my daughter they are perfect :) "


Thank you! i will try and find them :D